A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Two events linked to the upcoming LVI forum in Gippsland are available for registration. Attendees are invited to enhance their experience by coming to these events! Click further into news item for further details.
Wednesday 23rd October 10am - 2.30pm - Field Day - "Pathogens, parasites and pesky pests. New and emerging biosecurity threats in a changing climate."
This field day will highlight biosecurity threats Southern Gippsland Farmers need to be aware of due to a changing climate.
Field day topics include:
• Biosecurity planning, farm hygiene, current and future pathogens and parasites;
• New and emerging pest plants as a biosecurity threat;
• Integrated pest management in a changing climate, a horticulture enterprise case study;
• Good and bad soil biology and what to expect in a changing climate;
• Liver Fluke and how to identify it ‘on farm’.
Morning Tea & Lunch Included
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pathogens-parasites-and-pesky-pests-biosecurity-in-a-changing-climate-registration-72880793415
Friday 25th October 1030am - 2.30pm - Farm Walk - "Agroforestry in Southern Gippsland - A Real Adaptation Strategy in a Changing Climate."
Come along and learn about the planning aspects of developing an agroforestry farm. Covering topics from planning considerations to carbon.
In this farm walk, led by landowner Mark Walters, we will be discussing topics such as;
• Social licencing
• Government support
•Management and harvesting
•Code of Forest practice
Speakers include Chris Ranking, South Gippsland Shire Council speaking on planning considerations, and Dr Nerida Anderson, University of Melbourne, speaking on carbon sequestration in an agroforestry situation.
BBQ Lunch provided.
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agroforestry-a-real-adaptation-strategy-in-a-changing-climate-tickets-74051663519
Event Flyers for both linked events and the LVI Gippsland Forum are also available via the LVI Gateway event page here - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-gippsland-forum-people-partnerships-and-produce-25-27-october-2019/
Victorian Landcare Magazine Online
The Spring 2019 issue (#76) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, which is a feature of the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards, is now available online. Read the inspiring stories on each of the 15 award winners that were announced at the 2019 Victorian Landcare Awards ceremony at Government House, Melbourne, on 30 August. Click into news item for link.
VFF invitation for Landcarers to the 40th Birthday Celebration
On Thursday 21 November 2019, to coincide with National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a gala dinner for all our members, guests, friends and stakeholders and has extended an invitation to Landcarers to attend at VFF member ticket prices. Click further into news item for full invitation and to RSVP.
Community climate change initiatives to be explored at regional hearings
The Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will be looking into local community initiatives to tackle climate change at a series of public hearings in regional Victoria during November/early December. Click into news item for further details.
7th National 2019 NRM Knowledge Conference: 17 - 20 November 2019, The Cube, Wodonga
Creating Resilience through Natural Resource Management – how do we do it? This conference is for everyone - no matter where you come from or how you contribute to natural resource management – in your local bush group, on your tractor, crunching data, managing Indigenous lands or running grants programs. Registrations are still open, click into news item for more details!
National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 Now Open!
The purpose of the Smart Farms Small Grants round is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations. Grants of between $5,000 & $50,000 (excl GST) for eligible projects of up to 2 year duration are available. Applications close at 11.00pm AEDT on 19 December 2019. Click into news item for further details and application instructions for member groups operating solely under LVI incorporation.